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BASCA confirms interim CEO will stay on

By | Published on Wednesday 19 December 2018


Following the announcement earlier this week that Vick Bain was standing down from the CEO role, songwriter association BASCA announced at its AGM yesterday that Graham Davies will continue as its interim CEO for a further year. He has been working in that role since June, initially filling in for Bain while she as on leave due to ill health.

“It is a privilege to lead BASCA”, says Davies. “It has a great past and a great future. The craft and rights of music composers and songwriters must be properly supported, celebrated and nurtured as without their talent, the music the world loves wouldn’t exist. The industry is changing, and we must raise our voice to bring about fair protection and remuneration for creators’ rights. I am confident that we have the right strategy and a talented team to bring about much needed change”.

Davies previously spent 20 years at song rights collecting society PRS, most recently as Director Of Strategy And Digital. Since the beginning of this year he has advised other rights organisations and companies including ASCAP and Mind Your Rights.

“Graham’s deep knowledge of rights, formation of policy and management experience has brought enormous benefit to BASCA in the short time he has worked with us”, says BASCA Chair Crispin Hunt. “We are delighted he has agreed to lead the organisation at this critical time”.

Also announced yesterday was the news that MEP Emma McClarkin and music lawyer Julia Montero have joined BASCA’s board as independent directors.